David breaks down the common cues about how to align your hands in upward dog and downward dog. He explains why the focus should actually be on the wrist.
David answers a question about how to strengthen the tensor fascia latae. He explains how the tensor fascia latae works in balance with other muscles in the body and reminds us that strengthening is not always the answer.
Researchers suggest that yoga affects brain structure and function. Yoga practitioners had greater hippocampus tissue volume and prefrontal cortex activity.
David discusses how the bandhas could be understood as physical, energetic, metaphorical and as an object of meditation. Bandhas are a multilayered concept.
David discusses the key ideas for how to effectively adjust janu sirsasana A. Learn which adjustments might be helpful in different stages of this posture.
David answers a question about what it means to practice through pain and whether you should ever practice through pain in yoga.
David discusses the cue to line up the outsides of the feet with the outsides of the mat in downward dog and why it’s important to pay attention to the knees.
David summarizes research which suggests that we can use yoga to manage anxiety. Further research is needed to discover what practices were most effective.
One of David’s students shares her experience and suggestions for how to practice yoga when you are hypermobile.
David explains why too many repetitions can cause elbow pain in chaturanga by irritating the triceps attachment at the elbow.